The future of edutainment is now: On Feb. 3, Nickelodeon debuts a new preschool literacy series called Wallykazam! The show, created by Emmy-winning writer Adam Petlzman (Blue’s Clues, The Backyardigans) follows a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, as they make words come to life onscreen – teaching little ones skills like letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. It’s also pretty darn cute – and as a bonus for parents, the series’ first season will also include guest turns by stars like “Weird Al” Yankovic, Seinfeld’s John O’Hurley, and SNL’s Vanessa Bayer.
Catch a glimpse of the show – and one very Minion-like hamster – in the exclusive clip below.
Wallykazam! debuts Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.